ISBN 9788129118622,The Punjab Bloodied Partitioned and Cleansed

The Punjab Bloodied Partitioned and Cleansed


Ishtiaq Ahmed


Rupa Publications



Rupa Publications

Publication Year 2011

ISBN 9788129118622

ISBN-10 8129118629


Number of Pages 808 Pages
Language (English)


A definitive, path-breaking account of the partition of the Punjab in 1947 ,The Punjab chronicles how east and west Punjab was emptied of unwanted minorities. Besides shedding new light on the events through secret British reports, it contains poignant accounts by eyewitnesses, survivors and participants in the carnage, from both sides of the border. This book aims to give a balanced account of partition, and shows how religious differences are no bar to peaceful coexistence unless highlighted by divisive forces. It will be of immense interest to anyone even remotely curious about the happenings of the most traumatic event in recent Indian history.

About the Author
Born in Lahore ion 24 February 1947, Ishtiaq Ahmed holds a PhD in Political Science from Stockholm University. He has taught at Stockholm University, and was Senior Research Fellow and Visiting Research Professor at the Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore.
He is now Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Stockholm University and Honorary Senior Fellow, Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore. His research interests cover diverse fields like political Islam, ethnicity and nationalism, human and minority rights, and partition studies.